I’m pretty deep into 50k training and I’m seriously enjoying every mile of it. I don’t want to jinx myself but I haven’t had a “bad run” in a really long time.
Trail running is my thing these days. So is sunrise. I’m incredibly busy at work these days and running in the morning has definitely been necessary to help me deal with all the stuff on my plate. It makes me a way better employee, and partner, among other things.
Here’s a little rundown of my last couple weeks of training…
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 3 miles (just to get my FitBit steps in)
Wednesday: 5.18 trail miles (AM)
Thursday: 6.26 trail miles (AM)
Friday: 5 trail miles (AM)
Saturday: 16 trail miles
Sunday: Rest day (sunset beach walk)
Total: 41.44 miles
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 5 trail miles (AM)
Wednesday: 7 miles with Sheri (AM hill repeats)
Thursday: 7.2 miles (w/ 4 miles at tempo pace)
Saturday: 18 trail miles
Sunday: 8 trail miles
Total: 51.2 miles
I am headed out to Boston this Friday for a nutrition conference for work and then from Boston, I will fly into Chicago where Brittany will meet me, and we’ll spend some time with my family up in northern Illinois. I am trying to figure out how to squeeze in training while being gone for 11 days. I will definitely have to get creative. In Boston, I will manage to get some hill work in, a SoulCycle class and a couple shorter runs (6-7 miles). Luckily, my co-worker/traveling partner is on the same page as far as eating and fitness goes so we will make sure to get our workouts in and eat well. I’m soooo glad she is the person I get to travel with!
Once in Chicago, I will travel very far north into the country, just minutes from Wisconsin. This isn’t the area I grew up in but it’s where most of my family lives today. I’m not super familiar with the trails up there but I’ve done a little research and found a 35 mile trail that runs through a forest and I vow to make that happen. It looks AWESOME. The only downside is, I have to leave the fam to drive somewhere and go run for hours. I’m sure they think I’m slightly psychotic but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. They’re so used to it by now.
We will spend one night in the city and plan to meet up with one of the runners I coach and a total kindred spirit. She just ran the Chicago Marathon on Sunday and had a huge PR! I’m so incredibly proud of her for all her hard work and I’m super excited to celebrate HER. I’m also hoping to squeeze in a run on the lakefront path at some point before we head back to San Diego.
In other news, the sunsets have been INSANE lately! No filters
Any good running recommendations for Boston (ideally with hills)?